Pixi by Petra Beauty recently released a all new lip product in the form of their MatteLast Liquid Lip, with five variations of nude released in the collection. The MatteLast Liquid Lips are described as a longwearing matte formula that remains hydrating with the inclusion of rosehip oil. The product is paraben free and not tested on animals (yay!) and claim to be suited for all skin tones. Each liquid lip retails on the Pixi website for $14.00USD, but I bought all five of mine from iHerb, an online retailer her in Australia, for $18.00AUD – so a fairly good price in my opinion!
On first impression, I LOVE the design, packaging and ergonomics of this product. The tube is super sleek and true to Pixi’s minimal and clean branding, and the unique applicator – dubbed the ‘PixiPetal’ – makes for super easy application and precision. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I did a huge haul and review of Pixi by Petra as a brand after testing out a bunch of their products. In that post, I mainly tested out skincare items – all of which are now staples in my skincare routine. So when I saw this release I was super excited to test out more of the makeup related products by the brand.
In this post I will give you a run down of each colour in the collection, my thoughts on how they wear and apply – as well as some swatches (which are mostly out of focus, I apologize!!). Let me know which of these is your favourite!
COLOUR ONE: REALLY ROSE
I’d have to say that this first colour is one of my favourites in the collection, the dusty rose colour is one of my go-to types of colour when looking for lip products as I find it to be statement, without being too over-the-top. ‘Really Rose’ was the first colour I tried out from the range and I was amazed by how much I LOVED the applicator. I’ve never used one of these teardrop shaped tips before, and found it to be just amazing for the top lip, especially as mine is quite sharp in shape.
COLOUR TWO: PASTEL PETAL
**And cue the out of focus shots!!** As you can see from the swatch, this next colour comes out much lighter than it appears in the tube. I’d describe this colour as a true nude, with warm undertones. I can honestly see just about anyone wearing this colour and it looking bangin’ on them. This shade, like all the others, also went on super pigmented and was easy to keep precise thanks to the applicator. I can imagine leaning towards this colour when I’m rocking a bold eye look, to keep the lips more minimal and complimentary, love!
COLOUR THREE: AU NATURELLE
I find the name of this colour very interesting, as in my mind when I first applied it the last thing I thought of was ‘Au Naturelle’. In fact, this shade was quite bold on my skin tone. It is definitely the most orange-toned colour in this range – but does still come off as quite flattering, even on my pale complexion. I can imagine this shade looking AMAZING on darker skintones, and may even seem more natural on those with more olive skin.
COLOUR FOUR: MATTE BEIGE
This next colour is quite similar to ‘Pastel Petal’ in that it comes off on first impression as a true nude, however I find this one to be a little deeper in tone with a stronger pink undertone showing through in the final finish. Like with ‘Pastel Petal’, I can see myself pairing this minimal lip with a bold eye look and it looking quite lovely. If I were to compare the two, I’d say this shade would be perfect for the cooler months of the year as it is a little more vampy, and the other would be lovely for the Springtime for a dainty and more carefree lip.
COLOUR FIVE: EVENING ROSE
This last colour was by far my FAVE. Being the deepest in the range, I can see this shade looking wonderful on anyone – but in totally different ways. On fairer complexions like my own, this colour looks like a lovely deep nude that dances around the notion of being a bold lip. Whereas on darker skintones I can see this finishing as a BEAUTIFUL nude with a rosy undertone that will compliment just about anyone. This last colour was also the one that I wore all day as a formulation test, so let’s get into my thoughts on that below!
After wearing the shade ‘Evening Rose’ to test the staying power I found myself falling more and more in love with the formula as the day went on. Similar to the feel of the NYX matte lip creams, these liquid lips wore down beautifully, with the colour fading in a way that didn’t look flaky or dry, but rather soft and subtle. There was little to no transfer whenever I would eat or drink, and by the end of the day the colour still looked amazing.
Overall I’m super happy with the results of these new liquid lips and can definitely see myself purchasing more colours, should Pixi ever release more. However in saying that I do think that releasing five nude shades over more bold and bright colours is very much true to the minimal and fresh products that Pixi by Petra already has to offer. Have you tried any of these liquid lips, if so which have you got and do you love it just as much as I do?! What other makeup products would you recommend from Pixi? I’ve been dying to get my hands on the eyeshadow palette that’s ALWAYS sold out, ahhh well.
Much Love, Ebony xo
**all photographs in this post were taken and edited by myself**